Joining the Fish Vendors Cooperative in 2014 has been life changing for Juliet Mary. She says she can now feed her family three times a day, pay for school costs […]
Kavita can now feed her family thanks to learning how to upskill her sewing and business skills with the Tamil Nadu Labour Union (TNLU). After joining the tailoring cooperative she
Workers from Dalit and Tribal communities, who are part of unions and cooperatives established with the assistance of UnionAID and NZEI Te Riu Roa, hold great aspirations for their children’s
Since attending one of the sixteen village education centres for Dalit and Tribal children in Tamil Nadu, twelve year old Subiksha says she hopes eventually to get a government job – with the security that would bring.
The child of impoverished parents working as agricultural labourers, 14 year old Sharadha (left) has blossomed at the evening tuition centre in her Puliyankulam. Previously, Sharadha struggled at school and
Manoharam from the Narikuravar Craft Cooperative beading a necklace The lives and livelihoods of nearly three thousand Dalit and Tribal workers and their families in the Madurai area have been
Shrinking debt and growing incomes are the new reality for 580 Dalit and Tribal workers from the hills and slums around Madurai, according to survey data collected in the field.
The vulnerability of India’s 450 million informal workers has been exposed as the nation entered a 21-day lockdown in March. These men and women rely on their day-to-day earnings to